Update on Ebola Outbreak in AfricaOctober 16, 2014
The entire family of Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ would like to express concern and heartfelt sympathy for the many lives that have been lost as a result of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We are deeply saddened that Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have had more than their share of pain and sorrow.
As the Ebola virus continues to affect large parts of western and central Africa, Global Ministries’ partners are ministering to those living in the areas hardest hit by this outbreak.
Given the historical context of the Congo Basin and the fact that two countries are separated simply by the Congo River, global partners in both the Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo are called to respond to the Ebola crisis in the Equatorial Region. Because of frequent travel between both countries, the situation is as critical in one as it is in the other.
To support the response of Global Ministries partners to the Ebola outbreak in the region, click here.
To see the individual global partner response, click on the name of the partner below.
10th Community of the Disciples of Christ au Congo (CDCC)
Church of Christ au Congo (ECC)
Church of Disciples of Christ in Congo Brazzaville (EDCC)
To support efforts in other parts of Africa, especially western Africa, you are welcome to give to One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion, who are coordinating with Church World Service, ACT Alliance and IMA World Health in those affected areas.
Continue to keep our mission personnel in prayer. Kristine Tisinger works with the EPCG in the city of Ho located about 3 hours from the capital of Accra where she provides nurturing support to the many vulnerable children who come to the Nenyo Haborbor Center. Gary Luallin teaches at the Peking Seminary, about 1 hour from Ho. They have not felt that their lives are in danger, but they and Global Ministries are closely monitoring the situation.
For a summary update on the Ebola outbreak, click here.
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